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How to set up a playtest for players on phones only

Request playtests with players using phones, excluding players using tablets

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Written by Christian Ress
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes you want players to playtest on their phones, and not on their tablets.

This is simple to request, but the process is different depending on whether you're testing an iOS or Android game.

How to set up a phone only playtest for iOS devices

If you're uploading an iOS build, all you need to do is to look for the checkboxes in the Specify your target audience section and deselect the iPad option.

The default baseline for iPhones is the iPhone 8 – if you would like to specify only newer devices than the iPhone 8, please follow the process outlined below for Android devices, as in both cases we'll need to manually configure your playtest after you place an order.

How to set up a phone only playtest for Android (5.0 and up) devices

  • Begin by setting up your playtest like any other playtest.

  • Set up tasks, demographics, and everything else like you want.

  • Once you reach the Optional: Custom playtest requirements section of the playtest order form, click on No, I have a special request. (The default here is Yes, start the test right away).

  • Enter your message requesting only players who play on their phones. For example you might write "For this Android playtest, players must be using an Android phone - no Android based tablets. We only want to test the player experience using an Android based phone".

A message request might look like this: "For this Android playtest, players must be using an Android phone - no Android based tablets. We only want to test the player experience using an Android based phone."

The most important part here is the special request. By selecting No, I have a special request – your order will not automatically begin, and we will read your message before starting the playtest.

What happens now?

If you're running an iPhone playtest, and you've deselected the appropriate checkbox – you're all set. If you're running an Android playtest, we'll manually configure the playtest based on your special request.

Note: Excluding tablets or iPads does not cost anything extra.

You're also able to specify a tablet only playtest, using the same methods. For iOS, simply deselect iPhone/iPod Touch. For Android, select No, I have a special request, and state that you'd only like to test players using Android-based tablets.

Next steps

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Happy playtesting!

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